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- A Place & Date Depicted Betley, Australia
Negative - Betley, Victoria, circa 1915 Reg. No: MM 6645
- Description Of Content:
- School boys and their teacher posed under a pine tree with carpentary tools and folding chairs made for the Red Cross during World War I. There is a chalked sign in front of the group reading 'Betley Sloyde class', clearly a reference to the Sloyd (Slöjd) educational method for teaching woodworking and handicrafts that was started by Uno Cygnaeus in Finland in 1865 and was popular in Victoria during the early 20th century. Betley was a small mining and later farming community in central Victoria near Maryborough.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Roy Hands, 1988
- The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
|Tagged with:||cabinetmakers, carpenters, fundraising, picket fences, schools, students, teachers, tools, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918|
|Themes this item is part of:||Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Primary & Secondary Schools|
|Format:||Negative: Black & White; 35 mm|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Betley State School, Betley, Central, Victoria, Australia, circa 1915|